Productive groups want to contribute to a new Labor Code
The labor regulations that are prepared in the Assembly must include all types of employment. The head of the CUT, Oswaldo Chica, says that what is sought is to guarantee legal security for people.
One of the expectations of workers and employers is the new Labor Code that is managed within the Committee on Workers’ Rights of the National Assembly. Due to the complexity of the norm, there are differences within the Legislative. One of the members of the Commission, Norma Vallejo, stressed that all labor regulations must be built with their beneficiaries; in this case, workers and entrepreneurs.
Therefore, criticized that the president of the Committee on Workers’ Rights, Liliana Durán, wanted to take a draft Labor Code without having previously socialized with the different labor unions. This was announced by Vallejo during an interview on Ecuador TV.
In the space he reiterated the need to reach agreements with all sectors to take forward the new labor framework of the country. The traditional guilds are predisposed to be part of the construction of the norm.
Rosa Argudo Coronel, president of the Labor Parliament, assured that the organization, which represents five trade union centers, is willing to contribute to the benefit of the workers, but that so far they have not been summoned. The trade unionist stressed that, as an organization, they consider that the rule should not be replaced in its entirety, but rather reformed.
The Code is an offer from the National Government. This was stated by the vice president, María Alejandra Vicuña, during the marches for Labor Day, on May 1, in which hundreds of people took to the streets.
In this context, the head of the Unitary Workers Union (CUT), Oswaldo Chica, stressed that the rule must include all workers who have been made invisible, which includes self-employed workers and teleworking.
To this is added that the Ministry of Labor must have the coercive power to sanction. One of the fears that arise before the proposals of new modalities of hiring, that take place in sectors like the agricultural one, tourism, among others, is that the outsourcing returns.
Chica clarified that it is a lie, because it is a direct figure between employer and employee, where there is no third person. The leader clarified: “It is important to know that the Central is opposed to that figure, and rather we have asked the minister to be the observers in that hiring process. We know that there are entrepreneurs who are aware, but we also know that there are others who are not.”
Regarding the possibility that workers do not receive all the benefits, Chica explained that, if there are contracts for events in the tourism sector, the employee will be insured for one year of hiring and that will include tenths and all labor benefits. “In such a way that it even includes insurance affiliation, which will provide stability.” (I)